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4/25/2014
How to move from financial education to behavior change? Consider coaching
When Ruben and Jesusita got married eight years ago, their love was enough to turn their lives around in so many ways. But when it came to their finances, they were a mutual disaster.
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4/24/2014
Four reasons why Americans' ‘financial capability’ is so low
With the insecurities of the Great Recession still fresh, and continuing to bite for others, the need for each of us to be savvy managers of our personal finances is obvious. Yet, 11 years after the U.S. Congress first declared April Financial Literacy Month (changing to "Financial Capability Month" in 2012), it's clear that too many Americans -- whether college-educated or not -- lack the knowledge, skills and attitude needed to get the most value they can from whatever financial resources they have.
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3/31/2014
Dorothy Richardson legacy extends to next generation
The legacy of Dorothy Richardson, whose efforts to save her Pittsburgh neighborhood led to the creation of what is now NeighborWorks America, has special meaning for one member of the NeighborWorks network. Born and raised in Pittsburgh’s North Side, Tanisha Rush is proud of her ties to the city and her old neighborhood.
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3/20/2014
Is your town in the media ‘crosshairs’? Two more tips on taking your story back (Part 2)
Instead of countering negative portrayals in the media, Biddle and other “crisis veterans” recommend focusing on your assets. That’s exactly what Pablo Korona did for the city of Rockford, IL. In 2011, both Forbes magazine and The Wall Street Journal listed it as one of America’s 10 most dangerous cities; even “The Daily Show” chimed in, calling it an "urban wasteland."
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3/19/2014
Is your town in the media ‘crosshairs’? Four ‘tips from the trenches’ for re-claiming your story
It’s every community developer’s PR nightmare. You’ve targeted a neighborhood for improvement and are making headway, when suddenly you wake up one morning to see the community described on the front page of The New York Times as "fighting a heroin epidemic so entrenched that it has confounded all efforts to combat it."
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3/12/2014
Inspired by CLI, teens open ‘clothing closet’ to fight bullying
Bullying is painfully common on school campuses everywhere – with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that one in four high school students are victimized, and more than two-thirds are witnesses.
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2/10/2014
Privacy breaches offer ‘teaching moment’ for financial education
One of the most effective ways to stay relevant to your community, build support and attract positive attention is to tie your services and message into “hot topics” in the media and around the kitchen table. One of those hot topics these days is the security of personal data, triggered by the theft of credit and debit card numbers and the personal information — including names, email addresses, phone numbers and home addresses — of as many as 70 million Target customers.
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2/2/2014
Tax time is ideal platform for financial-education outreach
All of the data aren't in yet for 2013, but it's safe to assume that hundreds of thousands of people became first-time homeowners last year. Becoming a homeowner also means that many people for the first time will find it beneficial to itemize their tax returns. The advertisements about using a paid, professional service for completing and filing tax forms are filling the airwaves, newspapers and other media. Most of these advertisements promise friendly and fast service. But few if any of these ads disclose the cost.
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1/31/2014
Redefining ‘renters vs. owners’ to ‘neighbors’
Surveys show wide disparities between perceptions of renters vs. homeowners – some based on reality, and others that are not. Many of the problems could be alleviated, however, if more programs encouraged neighbor-to-neighbor social connections, rather than owners to renters.
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1/30/2014
Absentee owners often the root of ‘the renter problem’
It’s a common perception among homeowners that neighborhoods go downhill once too many renters move in. Anecdotes abound of rental properties with peeling paint, dilapidated porches and other problems.
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